9 posts tagged Cakes

Genius Gluten-Free Round Up.

Earlier this year Genius contacted me to work on an exciting project with the company which I was proud to be a part of. With curiosity about what would be revealed, I travelled to London which you can read about here and met the key team involved. Genius have been extremely busy, (more than ever) in perfecting their core products and have significantly improved the taste, texture and smell of their ever increasing range of breads on offer. Confidently described as “their best ever ... Continue Reading

M&S Gluten-free Event.

Last night my family of 5 attended a gluten-free event hosted at the M&S store at Cheshire Oaks. These gluten-free events are currently running across over 70 stores around the country and is something we have never experienced with other mainstream retailers. Big thumbs up M&S. You can find your nearest M&S event here. It was brilliant to take my 7 year old coeliac to an event without having to swerve all the yummy food and be able to sit back and enjoy all the tasters together ... Continue Reading

Morrisons ‘Free From Feast’

  I was recently invited by Morrisons to take part in their first ‘Free From Google Hangout’ to discuss the new developments and improvements in the Morrisons free from sector since we met in August last year. In advance of the hangout, we each received 2 very intriguing substantial gift boxes brimming with free from products - with instruction not to open them until the right points of the discussion - this made the curiousity excruciating and I was desperate to see what was in ... Continue Reading

Matcha Tea and Pistachio Cupcakes (GF)

Makes: 6 In need of a tea break? These gluten-free Matcha tea and pistachio cupcakes are delicate in flavour and make the perfect accompaniment to have with a cup of tea or maybe planning a wedding or celebration. Cupcake Ingredients:
 110g / 4oz softened butter 110g / 4oz caster sugar 110g / 4oz gluten-free self-raising flour ¼ teaspoon gluten-free baking powder ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon Matcha tea powder 2 large eggs Buttercream Ingredients:

 225g / ... Continue Reading

Lemon and Thyme Box Cakes (GF)

Makes: 6 Box Cakes, (7cm²) These moist individual gluten-free box cakes are bursting with citrus flavour and include a hidden surprise vegetable too…great if you are trying to boost your families vegetable intake. I made this batch in preparation for a radio interview with BBC Radio Leeds last week to talk about Free From February and our experience of gluten-free family life so far. The interview can be heard here. Ingredients:

 120ml / 4fl oz sunflower oil 140g / 5oz ... Continue Reading

Lemon and Fig Box Cakes (GF)

Makes: 6-8 Box Cakes As summer approaches, these moist box cakes would make the perfect picnic accompaniment or lunch box sweet treat. The sponge is light and the fig slices add extra fruity flavour and texture. Nectarines or peaches would also work well. Box Cake Ingredients: 75g / 3oz butter, softened 75g / 3oz caster sugar 1 large egg 75g / 3oz gluten-free self-raising flour
½ teaspoon xanthan gum 1 tablespoon milk ½ lemon, juiced and zested Pre-heat the oven to ... Continue Reading

Lemon and Lavender Cakes (GF)

I have been looking forwards to making these elegant gluten-free individual cakes for a long time and envisaged the end result from the outset. The colour and style of the cakes was inspired by Tiffany and Co. meets Wedgwood and would make a lovely little cake to make for your Mum on Mother’s day. Serves: 3 deep cakes (3” diameter) Cake Ingredients: 250g / 9oz gluten-free plain flour ½ teaspoon gluten-free baking powder ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 110g / 4oz golden caster ... Continue Reading

Peachy Velvet Picnic Cakes (GF)

Makes: 8 Picnic Cakes No lunch box or picnic would be complete without some kind of sweet treat. With a light and fluffy sponge and filled with juicy raspberries and a peach slice on top - everyone will be wanting a second! Ingredients: 250g / 9oz gluten-free self-raising flour 2 teaspoons gluten-free baking powder 50g / 2oz ground almonds 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon nutmeg 140g / 5oz butter, softened 200g / 7oz soft brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 ... Continue Reading

Father’s Day Florentines (GF)

Why not treat Dad to some homemade gluten-free Florentines this Father’s Day? Great to make with the children and guaranteed to get messy - Aprons at the ready! Makes: 18 50g  / 2oz butter 100g  / 4oz caster sugar 4 teaspoons gluten-free flour 150ml / 5fl oz crème fraîche 1 lemon, zested 50g / 2oz flaked almonds 25g / 1oz pistachios, roughly chopped 25g / 1oz crystalised stem ginger, finely chopped 75g / 3oz dried cherries, cranberries & blueberries 150g / 5oz ... Continue Reading